COMPILING A RECORD OF POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA
The United States has no database of police shootings. 2014
Here, we're going to take a cue from Jim Fisher, who as far as we can tell has compiled the most comprehensive set of data on police shootings in 2011. Fisher's method was simple: He searched for any police-involved shooting every day for an entire year. By our lights, this is the best way to scrape this information - any time a police officer shoots and hits a citizen, it will almost certainly make a local news report, at least. However, this is a time-intensive process, and our manpower is limited. Having gathered some of the data, we can say it will take the few of us here a very long time to do this on our own. So, we're setting up a public submission form and asking for help with this project.
We're making this fully public, and anyone can jump in and lend a hand. This is a trial - we'd love it if this turned out well, but if it doesn't, we're prepared to complete it on our own, or with more targeted assistance. But we think this is a necessary thing, and we are trusting you all to not be dicks in there.
Obviously, if you have a better idea for how to gather this data, or have access to an already-compiled set, let us know.